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  1. Could please provide the name of the site or specific web-address. Thank you.
  2. We actually felt very sorry for the waiter. He appeared to be very embarrassed and didn't appear to agree with what we encountered. When we left the restaurant there were only two other diners. Our tip was only 50 pesos for two glasses of wine totalling $150.00 pre-tip. Our waiter did nothing wrong.....except perhaps not following up more promptly on our expected salsa. We left because it simply became evident that the only staff member on hand with any degree of authority was totally incompetent and not capable of carrying forward the restaurant's normal standards. Not sure how gring
  3. We've avoided this establishment since their move to San Antonio Tlayacapan (Across from Superlake plaza) a few years ago. Avoided, simply because of the totally overbearing owner who was far less than honest or caring about his food and beverage presentation. (When you order a bottle of Italian Chianti and then catch the owner surreptitiously pouring cheap Mexican jug wine (F. Chauvenet Tinto) into a previously used Chianti bottle you become forever warned! However, this past Thursday night my wife and I had made a reservation for 6:45 at La Paceña (one of only 4 local restaurants that
  4. Since the original post has been so very badly hi-jacked here's a question that somehow got lost in the muddle: "Does anyone know when"Al Meraj" is expecting to open? To clarify...I'm not asking when some guy named Al is opening his restaurant.
  5. Does anyone know when Al Marej is planning to open in Ajijic?
  6. Since "crappyjillan" once again rambles: Take a look at the following and you'll get a really good look at the food from Al Meraj. It would be simply wonderful if Magnolias could offer similar, but they currently cannot! https://www.google.com/search?q=al+meraj+grill+%26+pak+indian+cuisine+Ajijic&client=safari&rls=en&sxsrf=ALeKk02bSOWqS_I3gwWvlnvX8yaIEH1Q-w:1609368491382&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=VTmM6I0QntTLFM%2CH0rxstQhHxckzM%2C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kQK8s2qwabzG2LNbTz3rPk-qnrxxQ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwib8vbp5PbtAhUDXK0KHcx9DtYQ9QF6BAgPEAE#imgrc=VTmM6
  7. We've been going to Al Meraj in GDL for a number of years. Their food is exceptional and their menu varied. We've ordered food from Magnolia in Chapala on three occasions and have zero to complain about except that their menu is very, very limited. "Al Meraj Grill & Pak Indian Cuisine" in GDL, on Juan Keplar (just in behind the very large Soriana Hiper Las Águilas) is, in our opinion, exceptional and the menu fairly extensive. From what we were told before our very first visit, prior to opening, the owner travelled to Vancouver, Canada, and received in-depth training in Indian cuisine.
  8. REPEAT OF ORIGINAL POST FOR "OUT1" We've had a large salt water pool (100,000 ltrs) for 15 years. For the last 6 or 7 months we have, unlike any previous time, had to constantly reduce the PH level. Our pool supplier says that we are not alone and that the incoming water's PH level is far higher than in recent history. Has anyone else had the same experience? To clarify. We have never, in prior years, ever had to concern ourselves about elevated PH levels. Our water has always been tested daily and with the regular addition of salt we've always been able to maintain normal che
  9. We've had a large salt water pool (100,000 ltrs) for 15 years. For the last 6 or 7 months we have, unlike any previous time, had to constantly reduce the PH level. Our pool supplier says that we are not alone and that the incoming water's PH level is far higher than in recent history. Has anyone else had the same experience?
  10. Moving into house in Chapala Haciendas. Need bed, frame, box spring and mattress.
  11. I'm still trying to find something of importance in this entire thread. Even if a limited supply of Kirkland butter was back on the shelf on Sunday, who's actually going to jump on their tricycle, peddle like crazy and...most likely find the last package resting in the cart just ahead in the check-out line. And as for AndyPanda...if you do attempt to use it in the manner you've so thoughtfully suggested, I would recommend at least keeping it frozen as the alternative is difficult to imagine!
  12. Considering a house in lower Chapala Haciendas. Is Internet available? Thanks.
  13. "happychillin", contrary to his intent, opened the opportunity for "oregontochapala" to actually respond with something worthwhile.
  14. I, like most others, I would think, go to this web board for advice or to provide a meaningful response to a post with accurate information. Protocol would normally dictate that the response is directed specifically to the originating post. But then there's "happyjillin" who, over the years simply gets more and more Narcissistic with virtually every responding post. There have to be others who feel as I do? The constant "Highjacking" from what can be best described as being from an individual who suffers from extreme insecurity. Obvious evidence of a borderline personality with underlying
  15. Throughout the Covid-19 shutdown, thus far we have ordered a number of items on a frequent basis on-line from Costco. One item, in fact we're expecting it today is a Kirkland Olive oil product we have never seen in the store. Unlike the dark green three litre jugs in the store this product comes in a 2-pak of clear three litre jugs. Well protected in bubble wrap and, of course, if you're a Costco member, no delivery charge and usually here with 48 hrs max. This particular product is, in our opinion the best and most versatile (with great taste & smell) and withstands cooking tempe
  16. Pancho's emporium is the single best thing that has happened in Lakeside in years. Great food, great variety, great staff and a "go to necessity" for the best all round grocery and beverage selection anywhere. He's put himself on the line and in difficult times he's doing all of us a service. Yes, there are wrinkles along the way for any new business and not every day is filled with perfection........but take a good look. Pancho's will, with very little doubt, be around a long, long time.....and he has a son who'll likely take over when Pancho gets a little tired!
  17. Any recipe I've used for the last many years calling for brown sugar, I've simply used granulated Moscabado. Many different brands available at virtually every Mexican grocery store and Costco. One very common brand is "Zuka". In reality I honestly believe that Moscabado is superior in flavour, particularly in sauces (e.g. BBQ). In a cake recipe such as "carrot cake" or, of more importance, a traditional "Christmas cake" which I usually make to be eaten three years later, the Moscadado sugar is far superior to long term flavour development. If you buy granulated Moscabado which usually com
  18. This entire post has become so ridiculous that it's now only best described as bad or drunken humour. In case some of the more self-aggrandizing posters have forgotten....the whole purpose of the forum it to allow restaurant clients to honestly report their good OR bad experiences so that anyone who happens to read the post can make their own decision about patronizing the eatery, OR not. Some of the most recent posts can only be described as drivel and an incredible waste of time for both the poster and reader!
  19. We've ordered four times for delivery during the virus shutdown and all was exactly as ordered, on time and great value. We've had better Chinese but not locally.
  20. On September 9th when I first posted it was after receiving a friend's suggestion that we read the prior responses to the post. My wife and I decided to take a look for ourselves. We know very well what a Cuban sandwich is, having been to Cuba, southern Florida and the area around "Nueve Esquinas" in Guadalajara. Further, there are probably at least a dozen authentic Cuban eateries in Guadalajara. We also have our favourite Cuban restaurants in Scottsdale/Phoenix and having been, successfully in the restaurant business for many years we know what service, quality, value and the importance
  21. They're a lovely young couple who are operating on a "shoestring". Their menu is limited and changes by the day. I ordered food for pick-up 30 minutes later and it was ready right on time. By the time I had returned home to Ajijic it had cooled slightly but it was very easy to reheat. I doubt that there was any measurable loss of flavour as a result. The food was excellent and, authentic. We would love to see them make a go of it. Give them an honest try!
  22. There's been too much confusion about M & J and Purple Garlic. When M & J. was located on 16th of Septiembre (S.W. corner of Donato Guerra) the young Mexican man who subsequently opened, with his American wife's family, "Purple Garlic" on the Carretera (on the North side just across from the Ajijic bus terminal). M & J ended up opening a very tiny place on Guadalupe Victoria (2 blocks east of the Plaza on the north side facing the long established picture framing shop.) There has not been any connection between Purple Garlic and M & J's since. Purple Garlic in their subseq
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